NEWSWATCH: “Putin tries to woo Russian teens with live TV show” – AFP

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“… Putin on Friday took part in a live television show, fielding questions from Russian youngsters in an apparent bid to connect with teenagers who have been flocking to opposition rallies. Putin, his shirt collar unbuttoned, faced his young audience at an educational centre for gifted children from 10 to 17 year of age in the Black Sea city of Sochi for a show called ‘A Grown-up Conversation’ televised by the pro-Kremlin NTV channel. The 64-year-old leader revealed gaping holes in his knowledge of youth culture when asked whether he scrolled through Instagram or other social networks in his spare moments. …”

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